APSA challenges Queensland filmmakers with route to Asia

What does a working relationship with filmmakers from the Asia Pacific offer Australian filmmakers? APSA aims to open up the possibilities.

In some parts of the screen industry there is an easy test to pick cynics from idealists. Do you think that the Asia Pacific Screen Awards are a good idea? The response will be a curled lip, or a crazed flash of hope, or a weary sigh from the unreconstructed realists. 

We are optimists on this issue although we have held our collective breath for a long time. Part of the problem is that the Asian screen sector is so hard to understand, so various and so local. Screenhub wants to promote connections between Australian and Asian screen creators, but with what? and about what? and why? 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.